ABOUT THE TEAM

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    Carolyn King, MD

    Co-founder, ROTY

    Dr. King specializes in the treatment of Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Developmental Delays across the Life Span. Her insights on behavioral health topics can also be heard via podcasts and blogs at http://pinerest.wordpress.com. Carolyn King, MD is a Child Psychiatrist. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University, School of Human Medicine. She practices outpatient and inpatient psychiatry at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, both in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dr. King trained in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She continued her training with a two year fellowship in Child Psychiatry. She is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and the Wayne State School of Medicine. She is licensed by the State of Michigan Medical Board and Drug Enforcement Agency and has consulted with mental health organizations in the U.S and abroad. Dr. King has been quoted in the New York Times regarding the diagnostic challenges in Child Psychiatry. She is an active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry working on the Consumer Issues Committee which produces online resource centers and facts for families. Dr. King is passionate about her life's work and her family. She encourages you to create your dream life as if your life depended on it.

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    Don J. Tynes, MD

    Co-founder, ROTY

    Dr. Tynes is one of the co-founders of Reach Out to Youth: For the Future Doctors of Tomorrow and clinical assistant professor for Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is a historian, educator, lecturer and author of For the Black Men and Women of Tomorrow, a Darrell Ross publishing. He has been published in medical journals, newspapers, and African center publications. Dr. Tynes specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, with special interest in: diabetes, hypertension, asthma, sexual dysfunction, and peripheral arterial disease. He practices at the Benton Harbor Health Center as the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Tynes has numerous awards including Outstanding Service Award from Black Medical Association: Reach Out To Youth, Detroit City Council Award of Recognition, Spirit Of Detroit Award, State of Michigan House of Representative Special Tribute: A Committed Warrior, Governor Jennifer Granholm, Certificate of Tribute. He was even voted number one physicians for the state of Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business as the Health Care Heroes for 2012-2013 along with his colleague Dr. Mahir Elder. Dr. Tynes is also an ordained minister and is involved several community activities, notably Project New Hope National & International Relief Program, Future Doctors-Future Leaders, Christ In The Mix, Kick the Peace Stop the Nonsense Crush the Violence anti Riot program, Mobile Youth Gospel Concert Program, College Bound Program, Future Leaders Basketball program and Keep It Real Ministry Drill Team. Dr. Tynes believes strongly in his mentor’s mission to decrease the low self esteem in African American children, youth and medical students and stop the disappearance of the African American medical students whose number has decrease 3% in 1889 to less than 1% in 2013.

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WSU Black Medical Association

Founded in 1969, the BMA is the local affiliate of the Student National Medical Association. The BMA is one of the oldest and most active student organizations in the medical school. The BMA supports the development of academic excellence and professionalism among African-American and minority students and encourages communication between the school's student organizations and the student body in general. The BMA participates in the general community through a variety of outreach programs aimed at youth development. Specifically, we vigorously support the educational goals of our members through our educational committee as well as our tutors and big sib/little sib program. We celebrate our culture throughout the year with programs such as Black History Month Program and Kwanzaa Celebration. We also give back to our community through various programs including: Reach Out to Youth, the S.A.Y Clinic, and more. Membership: Membership in the BMA is open to any Wayne State University medical student interested in upholding and working toward our mission.

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